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Poster: Garren DeBramenlowe Date: Jan 30, 2009 9:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

which ones? Did you ever see the Dylan and Lennon limo ride films on u toobe ? Dylan's stoned on something first thing in the morning and John's frustrated to be with someone who's high and he's not high. You know what I mean. To me, it shows a guy that I believed to be great all-the-time to be not-so-great. Anyway, look for it. It's pretty interesting.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Jan 30, 2009 9:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

I've seen that. It sounds more like Dylan drunk out of his mind. Lennon reacts like anyone would in a car with a drunk who may be about to hurl all over them.
Too bad no film was taken of the time Dylan turned the Beatles on to pot for the first time in 1964 though. Now THAT I would LOVE to have seen!

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Poster: yesss! Date: Jan 30, 2009 9:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

yeah, that dylan/lennon footage is rough. poor bob is not doing so well and john is less than sympathetic. yikes

but i like some of the dead/jerry dylan cover quite a bit. positively 4th street, visions of johanna, masterpiece (jerry/merl 72 esp), early versions of baby blue, etc... some excellent songs that jerry interpreted very well. i definitely used to treat mobile blues and queen jane as bathroom breaks, but i think some of those others fit jerry perfectly.

here's a good good baby blue- http://www.archive.org/details/gd72-09-26.sbd.wier.19198.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Death&Mercy Date: Jan 31, 2009 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

"We were both on fuckin junk" was how Lennon later described it. Appears John got better junk than Bob.

Lennon's reaction to Dylan's proclamation that America is the land of paradise because of baseball and all-night tv is hysterical (at 3:52, "Bob Dylan & John Lennon: Eat The Document Part 2")


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Poster: fireeagle Date: Jan 31, 2009 8:20am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

i like the watchtower(4 me its like dead playing hendrix cover), heavens door and baby blue

dont care much about other dylan covers, but there r some very cool versions appearing sporadically throughout all the eras

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7IrRZrKCnA
from truckin up to buffalo dvd

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 12:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: check out this version of watchtower

One of their most powerful versions, imo rivals Hendrix ( btw Hendrix's version is probably the only Dylan cover that I think is better than the original ). Jerry shreds it and Bob sings it possessed.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1988-07-17.sbd.miller.87752.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2009 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

Agreed on Jimi; what about some of the Byrds? I actually like a lot of theirs for "easy listening" versions of Bob, which sound different, and in some instances, I do like theirs better, but not by the degree in the Jimi case.

So, hope you are not busy Sunday afternoon. You have simply got to get off your butt and put some real GROK energy into getting the GD CARDs thru this thing with a win.

You with me? Doesn't require anything more than the psychic will and we can do it...did anyone think we'd have success two yrs in a row with the PATS?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 1:01pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

I'm with you man! Completely for the Cards!

As for the Byrds - I love them, have the box set. I just think the Dead did by far the most justice to Dylan.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2009 2:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

Heh--sorta funny we're talking about "byrds" = "birds" = CARDs

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 3:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

will Kurt Warner still give all praise to his creator after he gets sacked time and time again tomorrow?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 3:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

I thought he thanked Jesus not Gawd. Although I get confused on the rewriting and all. I wonder if Gawd gets mad at everyone confusing Jesus for him.

I just want the underdog career losers to win.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 3:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

child is father to the man and all that jazz. it's the whole 3-in-1 oil deal. have a wafer and grape juice and get right with god.

And I don't really care who wins tomorrow, but as kid I was all about Jack Ham, Jack Lambert, Dwight Stone, LC Greenwood, Joe Greene, Rocky Blier, Franco Harris, John Stallworth, Lynn Swann, Terry Bradshaw, etc. A family friend grew up in Pittsburgh and made sure for years I was covered in Steeler gear - we were at his house for the Immaculate Reception. I learned early on that the Raiders are pure evil and the vile black oil pulses through the veins of Al Davis.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

UGH! The immaculate reception. You know by the rule that existed then, it was not an interception and the Raiders should have won. Might have been them with more rings than the Steelers.

The Steelers were a great great ( and obviously good now too )team but it's a shame everyone discounts the Raiders. Until the last five years they had a winning percentage over EVERY team they player. What can I say, they flow through my veins too.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

Did I tell you what a dumb ass I am? If not, all know, but this story proves it.

I went to REM's 2 shows at the Greek over Memorial Day weekend (we had tables there for the non-profit, global majority, I help out). Anyway, I wore my Denver Broncos' hoodie sweatshirt (and yes, they played Orange Crush)a good friend gave me and on the way back to hotel at 1:30ish in the morning I stop in Oakland at a liquor store to buy a 6-pack for the hotel room. I walk in and the guy behind the counter looks me up and down, shakes his head, and says "you're one dumb white boy". Not angry in tone, but more amused. I say "what? what I'd do?" totally perplexed. He points to my sweatshirt and the blood rushes out of my face and I apologize and say "Oh Shit". We both had a good laugh, but lets face it, I could have run into a less amused patron or owner....

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

When I went to Denver a couple of times ago I went to see the new Invesco field. I walk in with my then four year old daughter who at that time I had thoroughly brainwashed to be a Raiders fan.We walk into the front office where it was a Bronco shrine, all the Jersey's and trophy's etc. under glass. We walk in there and she doesn't realize where we are just that it's football. So she screams all triumphantly and excitedly " RAIDERS!" Man I had my hand over her mouth so fast whispering in her ear " not here not here" We left soon after under some dirty looks. Even I have enough respect not to go into someones church and tell them what I really think.



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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

That's funny - my buddy who indirectly got me my current job by me going to the Monday night game where Jake the Snake beat the Raiders a few years back has a boy now 9 whose middle name is Elway. He would go up the baddest of the hard ass Raiders' fans and yell "Raiders suck!" We would warn him that it was not cool, but there was no stopping him. Of course, had he done in this Oakland, RIP would now be in order.

I can't get that worked up about pro teams and the allegiances - particularly since I always lived in the southeast where pro sports' teams look up to DC or down to Atlanta when I was kid. However, once it gets to ACC hoops, then I really care far too much....

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

Ha, good stuff you two...suppose you read my Raiders sillyness with someone below, or I have probably bored you with it before.

I am right there with you J, on the reception...damn.

My old man almost died that day. He really got into it, and I thought he was gonna explode.

I sorta like the stories with the Raiders personnel. Sure the Steelers fans have theirs too, but how can you not love Jim Plunket (sp?) and his story with them? Whoops--just remembered, J: he started with the PATs didn't he?!

And I always thought Marcus Allen was a great running back. He fought the good fight against Al, it seemed to me.

Finally, the defense backs that played the Redskins ("smurfs") in the mid 80s and totally kicked ass (Lester the Molester, et al.) were impressive too.

Thanks, guys; memories, memories.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

Memories indeed! I remember when receivers were afraid to run across the middle, rightfully so

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 9:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower

I admit it - I love Plunkett. One of the all time greats and great guys to boot.


and I'm glad Al got the knife before OJ got to Marcus for getting to Nicole - what, did I say something wrong?


Mike Tomlin hoisting the trophy will be nice....

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 5:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: check out this version of watchtower (Hi, Jack!)

this thread IS about the Watchtower, right??




Cardinals 24
Steelers 11


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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2009 8:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

Ha! Yeah, I saw that post above "post about posters" and I thought SCB was gonna take us to task for spending so much time on this drivel. Funny that most of us are talking "football" past just like we spend the rest of our time talking about DEAD lead guitarists, etc.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 8:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

funny how Watchtower(JW's)gives da Lord a honkey face & a modern hair-do

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Poster: Pork Soda Date: Feb 1, 2009 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

Jesus didn't look like that.Everyone knows she was black.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

she? ha! you must mean el satana

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2009 9:08am
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is that carlos' ex?

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 9:22am
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most anyone's ex...(ask dire)

YOU CANNOT RESIST THE SHE-DEVIL!


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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2009 9:53am
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"Devil" = Sundevils = CARDs original stadium = right back to football!

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 1:09pm
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when the Steelers lose....blama Obama (and SpruceSpringding)

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Poster: NoiseCollector Date: Feb 1, 2009 1:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

Don't blame bruce, he is just speaking about all the spying, and warcrimes and stuff he has not one ounce of proof of or reliable source for... but he's the boss.
At least he pays his taxes. It's all in my new book "How to chug brake fluid and sleep on the traintracks".

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Poster: rastamon Date: Feb 1, 2009 1:31pm
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actually, i bet lots of controversial calls by the zebra's go OSteelers way, the prez is for them-CHANGE!

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Poster: William Tell Date: Feb 1, 2009 3:07pm
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We were born to run. Or, is that just our depends breaking down?

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Feb 1, 2009 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

Hey now (hey now, Iko Iko Iko) I would never take y'all to task for this, it's your forum too. I think if it had to be 100% GD-related, it might get a little dull, actually. I'm just a Hockey person (Sharks), so I can't contribute here ... ;-)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Feb 1, 2009 12:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Bob was always a history buff too...

you and neil young (big sharks' fan)

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Jan 30, 2009 11:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

dylan covers i like:

peggy-o
queen jane
tom thumb's
masterpiece
baby blue
takes a lot to laugh
quinn
maggie's farm
memphis blues

not as keen on:

watchtower
desolation row
knockin'

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Poster: ducats Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

She Belongs To Me!!!

and Peggy-o wasn't Bob.

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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

peggy o was a cross dresser

*blow me

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Poster: vagrant Date: Jan 31, 2009 11:34am
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Jack-A-Roe was the cross dresser....

And in my opinion 'Baby Blue' was one of the worst songs/covers they ever played.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Jan 31, 2009 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

I'll second Visions and add a She Belongs to Me but I think the best Dylan was done by JGB (Hunter says Dylan considered Jer the best inrerpreter of his works - read the liner notes to the Kean College release) - how can Tangled Up in Blue by JGB not crush any Dead cover. Hell, I also really enjoy Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) as done by JGB.


And Peggy-O is an old traditional tune brought over to Appalachia from those isles over the pond... which everyone put their own twist on.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 10:52am
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Disagree on this one BD. I love just about every cover of Dylan that Jerry and the Dead do. I think they are by far the best interpreters of Dylan, but I've never cared for Jerry's version of Tangled up In Blue. I don't like the tempo and I especially don't like the background singers arrangement of the chorus.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 31, 2009 7:55am
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Yep; caught my eye too.

P-O is "traditional" I think...

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Poster: SoggeeJohnson Date: Jan 31, 2009 3:52am
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just started groovin' to Masters of War.... pretty heavy shit, Maynard, but sorta glad I seen him 2002 than 2008.

The Slow Train Coming tour was the best of all.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6WtmeOfCigo&;feature=related



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Poster: rastamon Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:20am
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the semicolon-broken;link strikes again!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 31, 2009 8:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

If you read my thread below ("The Semi-Colon In Your Link") It will show you how to avoid that...

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 31, 2009 5:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Does anyone really like the Bob Dylan cover?

he played a bar called Toads place in CT sometime in the 90's. 4, 1 hour sets. A person who was there told me he covered Springsteen's Dancing In the dark that night.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 30, 2009 9:39pm
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That scene in the limo is part of the infamous "Eat The Document" tour film from 1967. John keeps asking: "What about the Silkies, Bob?" ;)

As far as the GD covering Dylan, I love their versions of "Baby Blue" "Knockin' On Heaven's Door" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece", but I hate their versions of "Desolation Row" and "Quinn, the Eskimo".

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Jan 31, 2009 10:56am
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I love the way the Dead covers Dylan. By far the best interpreters of Dylan. Makes the Byrds look like a joke ( I love the Byrds just don't like their chorus only versions of Dylan tunes ). Way better than how the Band does Dylan too and they'd be the rightful ones you'd think.And answer me this, how is it the band regularly screwed up the lyrics to THEIR tunes but just about never ever missed a Dylan tune. Not even mammoth non stop lyrics like Desolation row.

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Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Jan 31, 2009 2:31pm
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My favorite version of any Dylan cover is the "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" on Garcia Plays Dylan. It is absolutely brilliant; towards the end Jerry takes his solo from a nice and slow one to almost Cornell "Morning Dew" heights!

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Jan 31, 2009 12:21pm
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One of my favorite ones I didn't mention already is their rarely-performed cover of "It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry." Although Jerry mumbles the words a bit, this is the best version IMHO:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1973-06-10.sbd.miller.89640.sbeok.flac16